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Reviewing the orientation islands | by gus.andrews
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Reviewing the orientation islands

Amber Linden (right) visits the orientation island I adapted to test different configurations in teaching Second Life, shortly before the island went live.


Here is evidence that in this part of my job I was simultaneously being an instuctional designer, a layout editor, and a fashion auto-photographer. I produced the mannequins to the left by wearing basic costumes we'd be providing to new users (that includes the heads and in some cases, tails); arranged a white backdrop I could stand on; ran through a series of expressive gestures while repeatedly taking screenshots; then uploaded those screenshots and arranged them on posters propped on booths. Not quite as hard as being your own Richard Avedon, but still kind of tricky. And I got to dress as a warthog in a tartan while doing it. Try doing THAT and being a photographer for, say, Women's Day.

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Taken on September 19, 2007